Serious crash on Wainui Road

Three people have been taken to Whakatane hospital following a crash on Wainui Road.

A St John spokesperson has confirmed three people have been injured -- one seriously and two others moderate.

Police say the crash happened just after 11am at the intersection of Wainui Road and Harrison Road.

Traffic is flowing in the area and contractors are assisting with traffic management.

A tow truck is on the way and emergency services are working to clear the scene.

Sam Gardner